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Federal Bureau of Investigation 

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MR ERNIE LAZAR 
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Subject: FILE 100 66174 (CHARLOTTE) 


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FOIPA No, 0993233- 000 


Dear Requester: 

The enclosed documents were reviewed under the Freedom of fnformation/Pnvacy Acts (FOIPA), Title 5, 
United States Code, Section 552/552a. Deletions have been made to protect information which is exempt from 
disclosure, with the appropriate exemptions noted on the page next to the excision. In addition, a deleted page 
information sheet was inserted in the file to indicate where pages were withheld entirely. The exemptions used to 
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□ The enclosed material is from the main investigative file(s) in which the subject (a) of your request 
was the focus of the investigation. Our search located additional references, in files relating to 
other individuals, or matters, which may or may not be about your subjects}. Our experience has 
shown, when ident t references usually contain information similar to the information processed in the 
main file(s), Because of our significant backlog, we have given priority to processing only the main 
investigative fi!e(s). If you want the references, you must submit a separate request for them in writing, 
and they will be reviewed at a later date, as time and resources permit. 

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CREATOR (COTC); DOMESTIC SECURITY/TERRORISM (DS/T); 00: 
CHARLOTTE. 

LOS ANGELES AREA SKINHEADS FULL DS/T INVESTIGATION WAS 
AUTHORIZED ON AUGUST 20, 1989, AND EXTENDED TO AUGUST 3, 1992. 
PRELIMINARY INQUIRY INVESTIGATION ON COTC AUTHORIZED FEBRUARY 
18, 1992, TO EXPIRE ON MAY 17, 1992. 

REFERENCE LOS ANGELES TELETYPE TO DIRECTOR, ET AL; DATED 


FEBRUARY 15, 1992, ENTITLED "LOS ANGELES AREA SKINHEADS; 
DOMESTIC SECURITY/TERRORISM (DS/T); 00: LOS ANGELES"; AND 
TELEPHONE CONVERSATION BETWEEN SSaT 


CHARLOTTE DIVISION AND SSA 


DOMESTIC TERRORISM 


UNIT, TERRORISM SECTION, CID, FBIHQ, ON FEBRUARY 18, 1992. 


ACTING SAC, CHARLOTTE DIVISION CONCURS WITH TRAVEL OF SA 



THE CHARLOTTE DIVISION IS INITIATING A PRELIMINARY 







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(0 THE FILES OF THE CHARLOTTE OFFICE OF THE FBI REVEAL THAT 
BERNARD (BEN) KLASSEN, WHITE MALE, DATE OF BIRTH FEBRUARY 20, 
1918, POST OFFICE BOX 400, OTTO, NORTH CAROLINA, IS A RETIRED 
REAL ESTATE DEVELOPER WHO CAME TO NORTH CAROLINA IN 1982 FROM 
FLORIDA AND BEGAN BUILDING HIS COTC FOR THE NATIONAL 
DISSEMINATION OF BOOKS, PAMPHLETS, AND BROCHURES WHICH 
ADVOCATE WHITE SUPREMACY. 








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@ KLASSEN IS THE PRESIDENT OF THE COTC WHICH IS HIS 
"CREATIVITY CENTER." THIS COMPLEX CONSISTS OF ONE TWO-'STORY 
CHURCH BUILDING, A RANCH STYLE HOUSE BEHIND THE CHURCH WHERE 
KLASSEN RESIDES, AND ANOTHER SMALL BUILDING IN FRONT OF THE 
CHURCH. THE COMPLEX COVERS APPROXIMATELY 26 ACRES AND A 
BOARDED FENCE RESTRICTS VIEW OF THE STRUCTURES. 

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$) "RACIAL LOYALTY" IS A v MONTHLY NEWSPAPER EDITED BY AND 
DIRECTED BY KLASSEN AND MEMBERS OF THE COTC. THIS NEWSPAPER 
STATES IT IS DEDICATED TO THE SURVIVAL, EXPANSION, AND 
ADVANCEMENT OF THE WHITE RACE. PRIOR INVESTIGATION DETERMINED 
THAT APPROXIMATELY 3, 600 COPIES OF THIS NEWSPAPER ARE MAILED 
MONTHLY. 

""“THE COTC AND ITS PRESIDENT, BEN KLASSEN, WERE THE 
SUBJECTS OF A FBI INVESTIGATION DURING THE PERIOD JUNE 29, 

1989 THROUGH JUNE 14, 1990, AND IT WAS DETERMINED THAT 
MEMBERSHIP IN THE COTC IS LESS THAN FIFTEEN (15) IN NUMBER; 
HOWEVER, IT IS OBVIOUS THAT THIS CHURCH DISSEMINATES 
INFORMATION THROUGHOUT THE UNITED STATES AND OVERSEAS. TO 
DATE, THE FBI HAS INFORMATION THAT MEMBERS AND CHURCHES ARE IN 
ENGLAND, SOUTH AFRICA, SWEDEN, AND CANADA. 



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(j) THE COTC PURPORTS TO BE A RACIAL RELIGION, BUT IT 
EXPRESSLY EXCLUDES A SUPREME BEING. THIS CHURCH ALSO BORROWS 
LIBERALLY FROM THE NAZI NATIONAL SOCIALISM PHILOSOPHY BUT 
INCLUDES ALL WHITE NATIONALITIES. THE OFFICIAL COTC POSITION 
ADVOCATES NO UNLAWFUL ACTS, BUT RATHER PREPARATION FOR A 
RACIAL HOLY WAR. 

LOS ANGELES DIVISION,£ 

MAINTAIN CONTACT WITH 


CALIFORNIA: WILL 


THE CHARLOTTE DIVISION 


REGARDING INVESTIGATION OF COTC. 

CHARLOTTE DIVISION AT CHARLOTTE, NORTH CAROLINA: | | 


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INVESTIGATION OF COTC ACTIVITIES SPECIFICALLY SET FORTH IN 
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THE LOS .ANGELES AREA AS RELATED TO CRIMINAL ACTIVITY AND TO 
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REFERENCE TELEPHONE CALLS TO SSA E 

| | DOMESTIC TERRORISM UNIT, CTS, CID, AND Sa | 

MILWAUKEE DIVISION, ON FEBRUARY 24, 1992. 

THE CHARLOTTE DIVISION IS CONDUCTING A PRELIMINARY 
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THE FILES OF THE CHARLOTTE OFFICE OF THE FBI REVEAL THAT 
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1918, POST OFFICE BOX 400, OTTO, NORTH CAROLINA, IS A RETIRED 
REAL ESTATE DEVELOPER WHO CAME TO NORTH CAROLINA IN 1982 FROM 
FLORIDA AND BEGAN BUILDING HIS COTC FOR THE NATIONAL 
DISSEMINATION OF BOOKS, PAMPHLETS, AND BROCHURES WHICH 
ADVOCATE WHITE SUPREMACY. 

KLASSEN IS THE PRESIDENT OF THE COTC WHICH IS HIS 
"CREATIVITY CENTER." THIS COMPLEX CONSISTS OF ONE TWO-STORY 
CHURCH BUILDING, A RANCH STYLE HOUSE BEHIND THE CHURCH WHERE 
KLASSEN RESIDES, AND ANOTHER SMALL BUILDING IN FRONT OF THE 
CHURCH. THE COMPLEX COVERS APPROXIMATELY 26 ACRES AND A 
BOARDED FENCE RESTRICTS VIEW OF THE STRUCTURES. 

"RACIAL LOYALTY" IS A MONTHLY NEWSPAPER EDITED BY AND 
DIRECTED BY KLASSEN AND MEMBERS OF THE COTC. THIS NEWSPAPER 
STATES IT IS DEDICATED TO THE SURVIVAL, EXPANSION, AND 
ADVANCEMENT OF THE WHITE RACE. PRIOR INVESTIGATION DETERMINED 
THAT APPROXIMATELY 25,000 COPIES OF THIS NEWSPAPER ARE MAILED 
MONTHLY. 

THE COTC PURPORTS TO BE A RACIAL RELIGION, BUT IT 
EXPRESSLY EXCLUDES A SUPREME BEING. THIS CHURCH ALSO BORROWS 
LIBERALLY FROM THE NAZI NATIONAL SOCIALISM PHILOSOPHY BUT 



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INCLUDES ALL WHITE NATIONALITIES. THE OFFICIAL COTC POSITION 
ADVOCATES NO UNLAWFUL ACTS, BUT RATHER PREPARATION FOR A 
RACIAL HOLY WAR. 

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A REVIEW OF THE MARCH 1992 ISSUE OF COTC PUBLICATION 
"RACIAL LOYALTY" REVEALS AN ARTICLE WHICH WAS ALLEGEDLY 
REPUBLISHED FROM THE "MILWAUKEE SENTINEL" DATED FEBRUARY 1, 
1992. IN THIS ARTICLE, AMONG OTHER STATEMENTS, COTC PRESIDENT 
KLASSEN ADVISES THAT THERE ARE DOZENS OF CREATORS, AS THE COTC 
MEMBERS ARE CALLED, IN MILWAUKEE AND THEY ARE DOING A GOOD 
JOB. THIS ARTICLE ALSO STATES THAT THERE IS A 24 HOUR WHITE 
SURVIVOR HOTLINE IN OPERATION WITH A RECORDED MESSAGE THAT 








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CURRENTLY TARGETS BLACK ALDERMAN MICHAEL R. MC GEE. THE 
MESSAGE CALLS MC GEE A TERRORIST. REFERRING TO MC GEE'S 
THREAT TO RESORT TO VIOLENCE IF CONDITIONS FOR THE CITY'S 
BLACKS DO NOT IMPROVE, THIS RECORDED MESSAGE ALSO STATES THAT, 
"WE CREATORS WILL BE THERE TO FIGHT AGAINST HIM." 



MILWAUKEE DIVISION, AT MILWAUKEE, WISCONSIN: IS 


REQUESTED, THROUGH LOGICAL LAW ENFORCEMENT AND OTHER SOURCES, 





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CHARLOTTE DIVISION; WILL CONTINUE PRELIMINARY 
INVESTIGATION OF COTC IN ORDER TO SUBSTANTIATE ITS INVOLVEMENT 
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TO DIRECTOR FBI/ROUTINE/ 

FBI CHARLOTTE/ROUTINEZ 
FBI LOS ANGELES/ROUTINE/ 

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CITE* //3470// 


SUBJECT* CHURCH OF THE CREATOR; DOMESTIC SECURITY/TERRORISM; 

00s CHARLOTTE. 

PRELIMINARY INQUIRY INITIATED 2/18/92, TO EXPIRE 5/17/92. 

RE BUREAU TELETYPE DATED 3/3/92, CAPTIONED AS ABOVE. 

REFERENCED COMMUNICATION INSTRUCTED | | 

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FM FBI MILWAUKEE i100A-CE-to6l74> (PM 
TO DIRECTOR FBI/PRIORITY/ 

FBI CHARLOTTE/PRIORITY/ 

FBI LOS ANGELES/PRIORITY/ 

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UNIT. 


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I LOS ANGELES DIVISION, AND 


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($) 3/8/*>2, TWO COTC-AFFILIATED INDIVIDUALS WERE ARRESTED 

BY THE MILWAUKEE POLICE DEPARTMENT FOR DISORDERLY CONDUCT IN 
CONNECTION WITH A SPREE OF RACIAL INCIDENTS ON MILWAUKEE S 
SOUTH SIDE ON THE MORNING OF 3/B/92. THE INCIDENTS DID NUT 
RESULT IN ANY INJURIES. THE ARRESTED INDIVIDUALS WERE b7C 



OTHER WHITE MALES, DROVE AROUND IN A CAR SHOUTING RACIAL 
REMARK'S AND THREATENING SEVERAL PEOPLE WITH A CLUB OR PIPE, 

THE ONLY PROPERTY DAMAGE INFlICTED BY THE GROUP WAS A SMASHED 
REARVIEW MIRROR. THE GROUP ALSO ENTERED A CONVENIENCE STORE 
AND THREW A COPY OP "RACIAL LOYALTY" DOWN ON THE COUNTER, MADE 
WHITE POWER COMMENTS, KNOCKED SOME MERCHANDISE OFF THE 
SHELVES, AND LEFT. THE DRIVER OF THE CAR, WHO WAS NOT 





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Rfi RUCNFB FBICE FBILA 
DE FBIMW #0002 07900 1 3 


ZNR UUUUU 
R 1<*0030Z MAR 02 

FM FBI MILWAW EE U00A-CE-66174> (P> 
TO DIRECTOR FBI/ROUTINE/ 

FBI CHARLOTTE/ROUTINEZ 
FBI LOS ANGELES/ROUTINE/ 

BT 

UNCLAS 

CITE? //3470// 

s AsSt ATTENTION FBI HO S3A | 

UNIT, CTS, CID, 


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SUBJECT: CHURCH OF THE CREATOR? DOMESTIC SECURITY/TERRORISM? 

00: CHARLOTTE. 

PRELIMINARY INPUIRY INITIATED 2/18/92, TO EXPIRE 5/17/ ,: >2. 

RE TELCALLS OF Sa| I LOS ANGELES DIVISION, ANI 

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SA | | MILWAUKEE DIVISION ON 3/12/92 AND 

3/17/92. 


ALL TNFOSKATICN CONTAINED 
NUkifIN IS UNCLASSIFIED 

DATE D 6-22-2 El C 4 GY 6fL$€G AUC HCE/WLT/gjg 






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MAR 181992 

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1223 SOUTH 23RD STREET IN RESPONSE TO A COMPLAINT CALL THAT A 
WOMAN WAS HEARD CRYING AND PLEADING. DETECTIVES FAILED TO 
LOCATE A CRYING WOMAN B»JT DID NOTE THAT THE ROOM WAS SET UP AS 
A MEETING AREA, COMPLETE WITH COTC PROPAGANDA AND A SHRINE 10 
SLAIN MEMBER BRIAN KOZEL, IT IS NOTED THAT MPD HAD PREVIOUSLY 
PROVIDED THE MlLWAUI EE DIVISION WITH THE ADDRESS OF THE ..0T<* 
HEADC'UARTERS WITHOUT MENTIONING THE FACT THAT A POLICE ENTRY 
HAD ALREADY BEEN MADE. MILWAUKEE DIVISION WILl TAPE THIS 
INC IDENT INTO ACCOUNT IN DETERMINING WHETHER TO DISSEMINATE 
INFORMATION TO MPD IN THE FUTURE. 

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TO DIRECTOR FBI/PRIORITY/ 

FBI CHARLOTTE/PRIORITY/ 

FBI LOS ANGELES/PRIORITY/ 

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PASS: 


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ATTENTION FBIHO, 



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I S EARCH ED. 




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REFERENCED TELETYPE IS SUMMARIZED AS FOLLOWS: 


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AS OFFICE OF ORIGIN, CHARLOTTE IS PROVIDED ABOVE FOR 
INFORMATION. 

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PRECEDENCE; 
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FBI ATLANTA/ROUTINE/ 

FBI KNOXVILLE/ 

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UNCLAS ffc^***^/*^** 
CITE: //3140// 


ALL WCORflATlOtJ CONTAIN EL 7 
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DAT t: 06-52-2004 £iV 602913 AUC flCH/KJ.'iVgi g 


AKA; ET AL; ITAR-MURDER 


00: KNOXVILLE 


RE KNOXVILLE TELETYPE TO BUREAU AND RECEIVING OFFICES 


MARCH 17, 1992, AND CHARLOTTE TELEPHONE CALL FROM SSA 


ON MARCH 18, 1992 


INITIALLY, TO IDENTIFY THE TELEPHONE NUMBER USED 


SEARCHED, 

SERIALIZED 


INDEXED 


THE FOLLOWING WAS LEARNED 


166C-KX-61292 

100A-CE-66174 


DRWscac 
(2) 0** 

Approved; 


Original filename: cac004W.078 


Tdprep filename; 


MRI/JULIAN DATE: 


FOX DATE & TIME OF ACCEPTANCE: 
















COTC IS THE SUBJECT OF A PRELIMINARY DOMESTIC/SECURITY/ 
TERRORISM INQUIRY BEING CONDUCTED BY THE CHARLOTTE DIVISION 
(100A-CE-66174) WHICH WAS INITIATED FEBRUARY 18, 1992, WITH 
EXPIRATION OF MAY 17, 1992. THIS INVESTIGATION OF THE COTC IS 
BEING CONDUCTED! | 



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0001 MR] 0004* 


RR RUCNFB FBICE FBIDE FBILA 
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ZNY ESfc'Ec 
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FM FBI MILWAUKEE ( lOOA-CE-cx.474> fp) 
TO DIRECTOR FBI'ROUTINE ' 

FBI CHARLOTTE/ROUTINE/ 

FBJ DETROIT/ROUT INEZ 
FBT LOS ANGELES/ROUTINE/ 

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CITE: //3470// 

PASSs FBI HO FOR SSa[ 
TERRORISM UNIT. 


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SUBJECTs CHURCH OF THE CREATOR? DOMESTIC SECUR I TY/TERROR ISM? 
00s CHARLOTTE. 

PRELIMINARY INOUIRY INITIATED 2/18/92, TO EXPIRE 5/17/92. 
RE LOS ANOELES TELETYPE DATED 3/13/92, AND AIRTFL DATED 
3/1*/92, WITH ENCLOSED F0-302, BOTH CAPTIONED ”LOS ANGELES 


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LIATSON WITH MILWAUKEE POLICE DEPARTMENT IN THIS MATTER. 


] DUE TO THE LIMITED SCOPE OF INVESTIGATION PERM ITT IrD 
BY THE PRELIMINARY IN0U1RY, MILWAUKEE IS UNABLE TO PLACE 
SOURCES IN THE COTC ORGANIZATION, AND RELIES ON INFORMATION 
PROVIDED BY | | 


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PAGE THREE DE FBI MW 0003 UNCLAS E F T 0 


OFFICE OF ORIGIN CHARLOTTE IS REQUESTED TO ADVISE 
AUXILIARY OFFICES OF ITS CURRENT INVESTIGATIVE STRATEGY 
CONCERNING THIS INVESTIGATION. 

BT 

#0003 


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0004 MR I 01-/75 

RR RUCNFB FBICE FBILA FBIKM FBIMW FBINY FBIOC 
DE FBIDE #0023 0990004 
ZNY EEEEE 
R 072204Z APR 92 

FM FBI DETROIT <100A-LA-87550) (RUC) (SOD. CI-l) 
TO DIRECTOR FBI/RQUTINE/ 

FBI CHARLOTTE/ROUTIKE/ 

FBI LOS ANGELES/ROUTINE/ 

FBI MIAMI/ROUTINE/ 

FBI MILWAUKEE/ROUTINEZ 
FBI NEW YORK/ROUTINE/ 

FBI OKLAHOMA CITY/ROUTINE/ 

BT 


UNCLAS E F T 0 ALL IMFUFf ft AT ION CG*JT JttW E D 

HEREIN 10 TlNtUABSIFIRD 

DATE 06-22-200 4 GY 60290 AUC OC 

CITE; //3220// 



SUBJECT: LOS ANGELES AREA SKINHEADS: DS/Tj 00; LOS ANGELES. 

FULL INVESTIGATION AUTHORIZED AUGUST 20, 1989: EXTENDED 
TO AUGUST 3. 1992. 


REFERENCE MILWAUKEE TELETYPE TO THE BUREAU, MARCH 21, 




• • 


PAGE TWO OE FBIDE 0023 UNCLAS E F T 0 

1992, CAPTIONED 11 CHURCH OF THE CREATOR! DOMESTIC 

SECURITV/TERRORISM; 00: CHARLOTTE", AND LOS ANGELES TELETYPE 

TO THE BUREAU, MARCH 28, 1992, CAPTIONED "LOS ANGELES AREA 

SKINHEADS! DS/Tf 00: LOS ANGELES". 

REFERENCED MILWAUKEE TELETYPE ADVISED MILWAUKEE WOULD BE 
UNABLE TO PLACE SOURCES IN THE CHURCH OF THE CREATOR (GOTO 




CAN PROVIDE NO INTELLIGENCE INFORMATION 

,__ b7D 

OF VALUE AT THIS TIME. CONTACT WITH | H hAS 

NEGATIVE REGARDING ANY LOCAL COTC OR SKINHEAD ACTIVITIES. 

BT 

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FROM 


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Captioned matter is a full field Domestic Security 
investigation scheduled to expire on 8/3/92. 

Reference Los Angeles airtel to the Director da ted 
3/19/92. Reference telcal on 4/7/9 2 between SAI "1 

\ Milwaukee Division and SA l 1 NYO. 

Enclosed for the Milwaukee and Los Angeles 
Divisions is a copy of an LHM prepared in connection with a 
New York investigation into the activities of the Church of 
the Creator (COTCJ. 

Investigation into captioned matter has developed 


in addition 


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CHURCH OF THE CREATOR; — 

DOMESTIC SECURITY/TERRORISM; 

00: CHARLOTTE (100A-CE-66174) (P) 


Preliminary inquiry of CHURCH OF THE CREATOR 
initiated 2/18/92, to expire 5/17/92. PI of WHITE BERETS 
initiated 4/10/92, to expire 7/8/92. 


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DAT2 fl6-Z3-£GD4 EY SG2S10 AIK 


3-Bureau (enc. ft) ^ 
21-Charlotte (enc. 2K 
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2-Los Angeles (enc.^jf) 
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For the information of the Bureau and recipients, 
on Monday, April 6, 1992, a group of about 15 individuals 
representing the COTC staged a peaceful demonstration a block 
from South Milwaukee High School, South Milwaukee, Wisconsin. 

This high school, which is located in a predominantly white 
suburb, has been the site of recent racial problems. A COTC 
representative telephoned the Milwaukee Journal newspaper in 
advance to announce the demonstration. South Milwaukee Police 
Department officers were present at the demonstration and took 
photographs which show a group of people, some wearing black 
uniforms and some in camouflage fatigues and civilian attire, 
marching on a sidewalk carrying Confederate flags and COTC 
flags. The following individuals were identified from license 
plates taken by police at the demonstration: 




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FEI DETROIT.FF10RITY/ 

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FDI MILWAUf EE/PRIOBJTY/ 

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FDI OKLAHOMA CIT-/PR1 ORITV' 
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FBI SAN ANT0NI0/PPX0RI1 V/ 

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HEREIN 18 UNCLASSIFIED 

DATE Gb-23-20CW DV 60290 AUC BCB/WM/gjg 



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FBI CHARLOTTE/PRIORITY/ 

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FBI DETROIT/PRIORITY/ 

FBI MIAMI/PRIORITY/ 

FBI MILWAUKEE/PRIORITY/ 

FBI NEW YORK/PRIORITY/ 

FBI OKLAHOMA ClTY/PRIORITY/ 

FBI SACRAMENTO/PRIORITY/ 

FBI SAN ANTONIO/PRIORITY/ 

T - * 

FBI SAN FRANCISCO/PRIORITY/ 


Alib INFORMATION CONSAINED 
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and monthly newspapers published by COTC which 
available for review if needed. 


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The Asset advised that COTC did not issue, as far as 
Asset knows, a copy of “Racial Loyalty'* for April of 1992. 

Asset noted that in the March and May issues of 1992 
there has been a change in format where they are not printing 
contact point for references or individuals who contribute 

artiflas, to thslnewspaper._Tn t.he May issue thpirn van,a letter 

from l \ The 

letter was direSte d to BEN KLASSEN. the Pontifex Maximus, and in 
the letter f l stated that he enjoyed meeting with KLASSEN 

this past summer) after having had no contact with him for 
approximately eight years. 

KLASSEN has indicated in the newspaper that ] ~ 

will no longer be the, successor to KLASSEN and that the new or 
designated Pontifex Maximus when KLASSEN steps down'will be a 

_J Asset noted 

"this is the first time Asset nas seen ! m ame mentioned 

in any of the COTC newspaper articles. Asset is of the opinion, 
based on articles in tAe May issued of COTC, that there is some 
type of reorganization 'going on within COTC with indications the 
group will become more militant and in Asset's opinion the group 
needs to be watched very closely. 


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1 Asset advised that from reading KLASSEN*s books and 
more recent writings, the group is becoming more prone to 
violence. If the leadership is not, it is felt by Asset, that 
members in the rank and file are. 

_ Asse\ has also determined that! 


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Written by KLASSEN in the "Racial T.ovaltv 11 newsnaner. Asset 


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SUBJECT : CHURCH OF THE CREATOR (COTC) 
DOMESTIC SECURITY/TERRORISM 
00: CHARLOTTE 


Preliminary Inquiry (PI) initiated 2/18/92, expired 


5/17/92 


Reference Charlotte air tel to Director 6/1/1/92 and 
Milwaukee teletype to Charlotte 7/22/92. / 

No investigation conducted after expiration date of 
5/17/92. This communication delayed due to assignment of Case 
Agent to more priority matters. 

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On 6/26/92, the Ashvllle Citizen Times reported 
that the CHURCH OP THE CREATOR (COTC) had moved from Western 
North Carolina to Milwaukee and that the COTC's new leader Is 
the Reverend BRANDON O’ROURKE of Milwaukee. 

Charlotte PI referenced captioned matter is closed 
in view of the lack of criminal activity which is required by 
the Attorney General Guidelines for Domestic 
Security/Terrorism Investigations, 


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28, 1992 =r ~^) ^ uc y 


CHURCH OP THE CREATOR (COTC) 
DOMESTIC SECURITY/TERRORISM (DS/T) 


On February 18, 1992, the Charlotte Division of the 
Federal Bureau of I nvestigation fFBI) initiated a preliminar y 
inquiry on the COTCI I 


In a booklet entitled The Little - White Book authored by 
ben klasSEN, KAHOWA is identified as the one word in which we sum 
up the total goal and program of not only the COTC, but of the 
total white race and it is this: we take up the challenge and we 
gird for total war against the Jews and the rest of the god 
damned mud races of the world—politically, militantly, 
financially, morally, and religiously. We regard RAHOWA as a 
holy war to the finish, a racial holy war. It Is the ultimate 
and only solution. 

The COTC is a white supremacist organization based in 
Otto, North Carolina, that espouses a violent anti-semitic and 
anti-black philosophy. The COTC purports to be a racial 
religion, but it expressly excludes a supreme being. This church 
also borrows liberally from the Nazi National Socialism 
philosophy but includes all white nationalities. The official 
COTC position advocates no unlawful acts, but rather preparation 
for a racial holy war. \ 


The files of the Charlotte office of the FBI reveal 

^lA&SENr^w jjite. male,_date of - blrth .geb ruary_, 

__ -4.0D^SoEto.^North Carolina, is a'retired 

real estate developer who came to North Carolina ITT 1982 from 
Florida and began building his COTC for the national 
dissemination of books, pamphlets\ .and brochures which advocate 
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KLASSEN is the President of the COTC which is his 
"Creativity Center." This complex consists of a one two-story 
church building, a ranch style house behind the church where 
KLASSEN resides, and another small building in front of the 
church. The complex covers approximately 26 acres and a boarded 
fence restricts view of the structures. 

Racial Loyalty is a monthly newspaper edited by and 
directed by KLASSEN and members of the COTC. This newspaper 
states it is dedicated to the survival, expansion, and 
advancement of the white race. Prior investigation determined 
that approximately 25,000 copies of the newspaper are mailed 
monthly. 


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COHOES, NY - Copies of 
a publication once printed In 
Western North Carolina depict* 

I mg Jews as greedy and blacks as 
drug addicts are being circulated 
m a small town in eastern New 
York, police said Friday 

The distribution of “Racial 
1 Loyalty/ a 12-page monthly 
newsletter published by Church 
of the Creator, formerly based m 
Otto, a rural community m Ma¬ 
con County, appears to have 
started In Cohoes this month, ac¬ 
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The publication includes de¬ 
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Jews among articles reflecting 
its founders* beliefs of white su¬ 
periority 

A local television station said 
several copies of “Racial Loyal¬ 
ty" had been distributed around 
Cohoes, just outside Albany 
The Church of the Creator 
and the newsletter were founded 
by Ben Klassen of Otto Hassen 
retired as the group’s leader and 
I headquarters were moved to 
Milwaukee in June Klassen still 
lives in Otto, but the Macon 
property was sold to William 
Pierce, a former member of the 
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physics at Oregon State University 
movement as he has for the past until 1966, according to Klanwateh 
20 years According to the Anti-Defa- 

Pierce owns 346 acres in mabon League, Pierce resigned 
West Virginia, which he calls from his science job in 1966 to jom 
the Cosmotheist Community the American Naai Party 
And he is affiliated with the Na- After American Nazi Party 
tional Alliance, a group made up leader George Lincoln Rockwell 

m part by defectors from the was assassinated in 1967, he was 
American Nasi Party, which named one of the principal leaders 
turns out volumes of racist hter- of the party, which later was re¬ 
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INFORMATION COMMUNICATION 


CRIMINAL INVESTIGATIVE DIVISION 
DOMESTIC TERR ORISM UNIT 
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INFORMATION CONCERNING S 
CHURCH OF THE CREATOR; 
DOMESTIC SECURITT/TERRORISM 


References: Charlotte airtel to the Bureau, dated 
7/28/92, concerning file number 100A-CE-66174. 


Enclosures: Enclosed for Charlotte are the original 
and two copies of the following: 


Enclosed for Jacksonville are two copies of the 
following: 


2. A copy of the March, 1993 edition of "Racial 
Loyalty". 


For information of receiving offices. 
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DETAILS: For information of Jacksonville, the Church of the 
Creator (COTC) is a white supremist organization which was 
founaea by BEN k lasssn of otto . North Carolina. In May of 1992, 
KLASSEN appointed 1 I of Milwaukee, Wisconsin the new 

leader of the COTCTl[subsequently moved the headquarters 
from Otto to Milwaukee. 




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E CHARLOTTE OBSERVER Friday, July 1 6, J 593 


Character 


Classification 
Submitting Office 


By JIM NEWTON informants and an undercover 

And ANN O'NEILL agent Agents secretly taped many 

lob Angeles Times discussions of the white suprema- 

* LOS ANGELES — In a senes of cists* capturing some on audiotape 
coordinated raids Thursday mom- and videotape* officials said, 
mg, federal agents and Los Ange- A number of weapons were 
fes police officers took into cus- seized during the morning raids* 
tody eight alleged white suprema- and most of the suspects are being 
cists, at least one m what authon- charged with federal weapons of* 
ties said was a plot to kill Rodney fenses Two are juveniles and were 
King, blow up the renowned First not identified. If convicted, the 
A M E* Church in Los Angeles and others face prison sentences rang- 
attack other prominent African* mg from 10 to 45 years 
American and Jewish leaders. While most of the adult suspects 

The suspects — who live m five were in their early 20s* one is a 
Southern Call- 35-year-old flight engineer for 

forma cities — Continental Airlines, who was sus- 

were affiliated pended Thursday without pay An- 

with two well- mm* jHgtP other is a 42-year-old real estate 
known white $u- i saleswoman, 

premacist ■KjlF r frfr J Authonties identified these six 
groups, the Kaifcfi.SStfc&J adult suspects' Christopher David 
White Aryan Re- uyByEO&m Fisher, 20, Geremy C Von Rme- 
sistance and the man* 22, JiU Mane Scarborough, 

Church of the I 22; Josh Lee, 23* Christian Gilbert 

Creator, author- A Nadal* 35: and Dons Nadai* 42, 

ities said In ad- 11 11 — m All six, according to authonties, 
dition, at least King are white supremacists who traf- 

one of the sus- hcked in illegal weapons* but only 

pects allegedly heads up a group Fisher was linked to plots against 
called the "Fourth Reich Skin- King and community leaders 
heads*" which authorities identi- Fisher was arrested as he and 
fied as a militant wing of the White two juveniles prepared a letter 
Aryan Resistance bomb to be sent to a rabbi* 

Law enforcement officials said authonties said They said Fisher 
the intended violence was planned claimed to lead the Fourth Reich 
to trigger a race war* and added Skinheads* a group committed to 
that they believed the arrests rep- - launching a race war* 
resent a significant setback to the Other potential targets men- 
white supremacist movement in tloned by Fourth Reich Skinhead 
Southern California. members were leaders of the 

1 The arrests cap an Intense 18- NAACP and the Urban League; 
month investigation into Southern Nation of Islam Minister Louis 
California hate groups in which the Farrakhao* the Rev, A! Sharpton, a 
FBI succeeded in infiltrating the New York activist; and rap music 
organizations* using confidential stars* 


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__ _ THlf CHARLOTTE OBSERVER Sunday. July 18 .1 993 

Skinhead violence 
isaid to be rising 

_j r Expe rts fear g reater activity^ 

/ from white supremacist groups 


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Date 7/18/93 

Edition The Charlotte Observer 

Title Skinhead Violence Said 
To Be Rising < 

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By PETER APPLEBOME 

New Ycrto 

ATLANTA — The arrest last 
week of eight white supremacists 
who are accused of plotting to 
Incite a race war in Southern 
fcaldomia comes at a time of rising 
violence by skinheads who form 
the shock troops for the neo-Nazi 
movement m America, experts on 
hate groups say 

Skinheads in this count ty have 
not previously been tied to whole* 
sale acts of terrorism, but the FBI 
says some of those arrested in Los 
Angeles were members of a skin¬ 
head group who were plotting to 
bomb the First* African Methodist 
Episcopal Church there and shoot 
worshipers 

Violence has become so in¬ 
grained in the skinheads' life that a 
report on their activity issued by 
the Anti-Defamation League of 
B'nai B'nth just three days before 
the arrests concluded ‘The skin* 
heads are today the most violent of 
all white supremacy groups Not 
even the Ku Klux Klans, so notori¬ 
ous for their use of the rope and 
the gun, come dose to the skin¬ 
heads in the number and seventy 
of crimes committed M 

Irwin Suall, fact-finding director 
of the Anti-Defamation League, 
said the Los Angeles charges 
raised the possibility that skin* 
heads were prepared to move to 
more large-scale violence from the 


i i The skinheads are to¬ 
day the most violent of all 
white supremacy groups. 
Not even the Ku Klux 
Klans, so notorious for 
their use of the rope and 
the gun, come close to the 
skinheads in the number 
and severity of crimes 
committed. 19 

— a report by the Anti-Defa- 
mation League of B’nai B'nth 


random beatings, shootings and 1 
attacks on blacks. Jews, homosex¬ 
uals, immigrants and members of 
other minority groups that have 
resulted in 28 deaths since 1987 . 
(22 of them since 1990) and , 
thousands of other crimes f 

14 ] do think we're in a period of ( 
transition in the white supremacist < 
movement/' Suall said "Clearly, * 
there are trends within it to move ( 
toward more serious violence, to * 
escalate the violence " 1 

In numbers alone, skinheads are 
hardly a major force The Anh-Def- * 
amation League puts the number , 
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supremacist ideology, overtly rac¬ 
ist music and random violence at 
3,300 to 3,500 nationwide Despite 
the prevalence of shaved heads, 
some wear their hair longer to 
avoid being conspicuous 
j Danny Welch, director of the 
Klanwatch project of the Southern 
Ppverty Law Center in Montgom¬ 
ery. Ala , which monitors and has 
filed numerous lawsuits against 
hate groups, said “What makes 
skinheads noteworthy right now is 
their random violence They have 
* been responsible for the majority 
! of the violence committed by orga¬ 
nized racists They get out and just 
beat the heck out of anybody that's 
a minority or anybody that doesn't 
agree with them " 

To some who study bate groups, 
what is most 
worrisome 
about the po¬ 
tential for skin¬ 
head violence is 
the groups' ten¬ 
dency to all; 
with and serve 
more estab¬ 
lished racist or¬ 
ganizations In 

the Los Angeles 
I \ Metzger case, the au- 

( 1 thoritiessay,the 

suspects were also tied to the 
1 Wriite Aryan Resistance, led by 
f Tom Metzger, and the Church of 
' the Creator, two of the nation's 



most virulent hate groups and 
among the most aggressive in 
forming alliances with skinheads 
The loose nature of many skin¬ 
head alliances can make prosecu¬ 
tions difficult, and the accusations 
against the Los Angeles suspects 
represent somewhat uncharted 
ierritoiy Still, those who monitor 
skinheads and other hate groups 
say they fmd nothing out of char¬ 
acter m the charges 
'‘None of us here were sur¬ 
prised/' Welch said “I mean, this 
is the sort of thing that they've 
talked about m publications This 
is the sort of thmg that these 
people hear in speeches, hear 
behind dosed doors at their pri¬ 
vate meetings This is the sort of! 
thing they cut their teeth on ,r 


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AND _| ARE LISTED AS THE FOUNDERS OF THE CHURCh. 

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CHARLOTTE GENERAL INDICES AND FOIMS SEARCHED REGARDING 


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AS WELL AS THE ORGANIZATION AMERICAN FRONT, WITH 
NEGATIVE RESULTS. 


CHARLOTTE INDICES SEARCH REGARDING CHURCH OF THE CREATOR 
(COTC) REVEALED ON FEBRUARY 18, 1992, THE CHARLOTTE DIVISION 
INITIATED A PRELIMINARY INQUIRY ON THE COTC IN ORDER TO 


CORROBORATE LOS ANGELES DIVISION 

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INVESTIGATION WAS CLOSED BY CHARLOTTE ON MAY 17, 1992, IN VIEW 
OF THE LACK OF CRIMINAL ACTIVITY BY THE COTC AND/OR ITS 
MEMBERS. THIS COTC TRAINING WAS FOR A "RACIAL HOLY WAR." 


THE COTC IS A WHITE SUPREMACIST ORGANIZATION WHICH WAS 
FOUNDED BY BERNARD (BEN) KLASSEN AND BASED IN OTTO, NC, THAT 
ESPOUSED A VIOLENT ANTI-SEMITIC AND ANTI-BLACK PHILOSOPHY. 

THE COTC PURPORTS TO BE A RACIAL RELIGION, BUT IT EXPRESSLY 
EXCLUDES A SUPREME BEING. THIS CHURCH ALSO BORROWS LIBERALLY 
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WHITE NATIONALITIES. THE OFFICIAL COTC POSITION ADVOCATES NO 
UNLAWFUL ACTS, BUT RATHER PREPARATION FOR A RACIAL HOLY WAR. 

CHARLOTTE INDICES REVEAL KLASSEN, WHITE MALE, DATE OF 
BIRTH FEBRUARY 20, 1918, P. O. BOX 400, OTTO, NC, IS A RETIRED 
REAL ESTATE DEVELOPER WHO CAME TO NORTH CAROLINA IN 1982 FROM 
FLORIDA AND BEGAN BUILDING HIS COTC FOR THE NATIONAL 


DISSEMINATION OF BOOKS, PAMPHLETS, AND BROCHURES WHICH 
ADVOCATE WHITE SUPREMACY. 

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On 8/11/93, it was learned that KLASSEN committed 
suicide at his residence in Otto, N.C. Local authorities 
reported that there were a number of sleeping pills found near 
his body along with a note. The authorities did not release 
the contents of the note but did advise it referred to Chapter 
59 of KLASSEN*s book. The..white Mania Bible , in this 
particular chapter, KLASSEN writes "Suicide is not 
dishonorable. Like the ancient Romans, we believe that under 
certain circumstances suicide is an honorable way to die 
rather than live on in shame, humiliation or captivity." 

"Surely, we have every right to decide when and if 
we should die and who is better qualified to make that 
decision and every person for himself." KLASSEN*s body was 
found by members of his family at his residence, the CHURCH OF 
THE CREATOR compound, Otto, N.C- 





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Supremacist 

Ben Klassen 
kills himself 

Note referred to writings on suicide 


Date 08/08/93 

Ed.non ASHEVILLE CITIZEN TIMES 


Tlt1e SUPREMACIST BEN KLASSEN 
KILLS HIMSELF 


Character 10QA-CE-66174- 
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Classification p.lA, 11A 

Submrttma Office ASHEVUXE, N.C. RA 


WESTERN BUREAU 


By Bob Scott In another paragraph of the 

western bureau . same chapter Klassen writes “I 

OTTO - Ben Klassen, the 76-* ‘ would not prefer to live on, grow- 
year-old founder of the white m- { mg old, feeble and senile, spending 
premamt Church of the Creator, ’ months, even years vegetating 
was found .! uselessly in a nursing home, being 

dead Saturday W5* ' cared for like (an) infant No, I 
morning, the W ^#21 would never ,et ll come 10 ^ 1 
victim of an f sJ&m ♦ See Klassen on poo l 11A 


1 was found 
dead Saturday 
morning, the 
victim of an 
apparent sui¬ 
cide 

Klassen 
took four bot¬ 
tles of pre¬ 
scription 
l sleeping pills 
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midnight ® en Wassen 


Klassen 

&&07itinned from page 1A 

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wgujd end it quickly and cleanly 
loJJg before that ” 

* - Family members discovered 


Saturday, the Macon County Sher- Klassen's body in bed at his A- 
iffa Department believes A hand- ffame house, which overlooks the 
written suicide note on a yellow le- Church of the Creator compound 
.gal pad was beside his body, sher- near the Georgia line in southern 
liffs deputies reported Macon County. 


I The contents of th e note were ; 

not made public But it referred txoi 
chapter 69 of Klassen’s book, The 
, White Man’s Bible 

In the book KlasBen writes 
i “Suicide is not dishonorable Like 
1 the ancient Romans, we believe 
1 that under certain circumstances 
! suidde is an honorable way to die, 

} rather than live on in shame, hu- 
I mUiation or captivity 

“Surely we have every nght to 
l decide when and if we should die, 

| and who is better qualified to make 
that decision than every person for 
himself”__—— - 


Klassen, who established his 
m rehtnon - nvpr thp vreira ak— 
traded an odd assortment to the 
fold through racist propaganda 
The church not only preached the 
conventional white supremacist ha¬ 
tred for JewB and Blacks, but also 
attacked Christianity as a Jewish 
hoax calculated to destroy the 
white race 

Klassen found a conspiracy in 
everything from government to re¬ 
ligion. 

In June 1992 he told his fol¬ 
lowers his financial resources “are 
exhausted and 1 will no longer be 
able to subsidize the movement as 
I have for the oast 20 vears.” 


Klassen then appointed three 
different people to be supreme / 
leaders before deciding m January 
to turn over the church to Rick 
' McCarty, 39, of Ntcevillc, Fla On 
July 16 Klassen told the Asheville 
Citizen-Times that he was no long- • 
er head of the church 

Klanwatch, a group , which 
keeps tabs on white supremacists, 
believes Klassen has been trying 
to distance himself from a 1991 ra¬ 
cial murder committed by George 
Loeb, a “minister” in the church , 

Loeb was convicted in 1992 of 
the murder of Jtetty Of ficer 3 rd 

Gass Harold Mansfield, a U S 
Navy veteran of the Gulf War, dur¬ 
ing a dispute in a Jacksonville, 
Fla, parking lot 

Klassen was bom in the 
Ukraine and lived in Canada and 
Mexico before moving to Florida in 
the 1960a He was elected to the 
Florida state legislature m 1966 on 
an anti-busing, anti-government 
platform. He was defeated m a 
• 1967 bid for Florida state senate. 

In 1973 Klassen founded the 
Church of the Creator In 1982 he 
moved to Otto and built the church 
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1 Aug 7, at his residence. 
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. 1967 He was the founder of The 
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] Surviving are a daughter, Kim* 

,Anita Moore of Martinsville, Va, 
two sisters, Mrs H L Binder of 
Niagra Falls, Ontario, and Mrs;, 1 
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llusen Rodney King, blow up a well*, 
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da suicide leaders The susjiects were affiU*, 
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red tic with a fishhook pattern—* fashion¬ 
able motif, do doubt* tn the small Gulf 
Gout town of NicevSTe, Fla, McCarty k 
dining in a neighborhood eatery not far 
from ha suburban tract home. In keeping 
with the seaside theme, the restaurant's 
walls arc adorned wfth fcke fah. 

McCarty alternately stabs ax a taJad 
smothered in ranch droning and re* 
spends to qyationi about ha blest bud* 
ness venture. A Urge man with a prond- 
ncm stomach—fweaty^palmed* jittery, 
and prone to nervous ocs—be twists Mi 
neck from tide to tide before he talks* He 
peppcti ha speech with terms like ^oper¬ 
ating capital,* product •’positioning'’ and 
the "bottom line id what we da* 

McCarty* a former Bhagwan Shree 
Rajneoh devotee and a idMcstribed psy* 
chochcraptK, 4a*ms to have a doctorate in 
ptuEmopty (nm an East Cow amenity 
he refuses to name However, this October 
day he appears most comfortable spakmg 
in the Jargon of a marketing mogul 

What he 1 ! selling, McCarty says exdted* 
ty, k “Eke Coca-Cob. As &raa positioning 
[k*s] Na 1 * But the product h owii g i 
near as innocuous at a soft drink. 

McCany fa the proud peddler of proju- 
dbe. He b the current leader of the white 
supreroadu Church of the Creator, “the 
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able motif, no doubt, in the imaD Gulf 
Gout town of Nsccvdle, FI* McCarty b 
timing to a neighborhood eatery hoc br 
from hu suburban trad home In keeping 
with the seaside theme, the muttram’i 
waZU are adorned with fake fish. 

McCarty ahematriy lubi ai a salad 
smothered in ranch dressing and re¬ 
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the "bottom line to what we do." 

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Kajneoh devotee and a sdfdcscribed pey* 
chothcraptu, daimi to have a doctorate m 
phDcwphy from an Era Cora unhersuy 
he refuses to name However, the October 
cby he appears roost comfortable speaking 
m the jargon of a narkcung mogul 
Whai he*i irflmg, McCarty ays eu±ed- 
ty* * "&e Coca-Cob. As hr a* positioning, 
pi's] No. 1 * But the product » nowhere 
near as innocuous as a soft drink 
McCarty a the proud peddler of preju¬ 
dice He a he current kader of the white 
supremacist Church of the Creator, "the 
oily racist religion known to mankind 
right now," as the businessman k wont to 
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Maximus (Latin for "Ngh priest"), although In keeping with hit preference for 
corporate culture, he won the lower-itcycd title or executive director, because, 
he says, h makes "the whole thmgabit moreaccqrtablearairecog^^ 

The GOTO espouses i race-based religion known a* Creativity, which wor* 
ships nature—not a higher Cod—and is "dedicated to the survival, expansion 
and advancement of the White Race" It b virulently anti-Semitic, radii and, 
unlike most white supremacist groups, anti-Chmtian as wed. 

The group has a linking emblem* a red crown, awhile halo and a large black 
W When asked what it signifies, McCarty fumbles through a highlighted note¬ 
book for the answer, mumbling* "I've got ft at! written down, I'm tired and my 
mind's ran working " (The crown, h turns out, stands for the COTC* 'Itingfy 
position-" The halo indieaie* that the white race b "sacred above all others. M 
And the large W? ft represents the white race, of course.) 

Church of the Creator dogma, aa outlined in such books as "The White 
Man** Bible," written in 1981 by COTC 
founder Ben Kiassen, dictates that a racial 
holy war, or RAHOWA in COTC pariance, 
must ensue to rid the world of "parasitica] 

Jews 1 * and the so-called "mud races" (people 
of color) A “Jewish conspiracy" according 
to the COTC, controls the federal govern¬ 
ment, international banking and the media. 

McCarty took over the COTC last January 
and readily concedes that hti mission is to 
make it profitable Asked if anything La 
unique about running a business that 
preaches hatred of Jews and other minori¬ 
ty* he responds. **h’» all the same thing It 
doesn't really mailer. It'* just a different 
commodity We've had people say that a reli¬ 
gion » not a business, but I don't know any 
that arm V 

Long a tit pbyer in die already marginal 
world of white supremaentt, the Church of 
the Creator has recruited heavily since the 
late *80i—and with some success McCarty 
brags of a following tn the thousands, includ¬ 
ing members in all 50 states and 57 coun¬ 
tries, with strong chapters in Germany, 

South Africa and Sweden And he nyi the 
COTC prims between 20,000 and 40,000 
copies a month of Raoal Loyalty, its tabloid 
WhiTedupremacbt watchdogs say McCar¬ 
ty** numbers are inflated, they estimate the 
church's following in the hundreds instead of 
thousands But the COTC has been especial¬ 
ly successful m reaching the most active, mv 
pttwionabie and violent disciples of the hate 
movemem today young, racist skinheads In 
recent jears, more than 30 COTC skinhead 
chapters have popped up In state* such as 
New Yoik, California and Wisconsin, 

Numbers, however, don't icU the whole story. Indeed, the group's real strength 
may lie not in sorting up supporters but in the particular power of its message. 
ThqfVc dangerous m that (hey influence young kid*," explains Danny Wekh, 
director of KUnwasch, a project of the Southern Poverty Law Center "The No 1 
reason why wc go after the COTC;" he adds, M b because they instill violence m 
people through ihetr rhetoric" The COTC membership b so violent that the 
group has leapfrogged to the top of the hit of organnauom that Klanwateh 
tracks—Rjpcrscding the Ku KIux Klan m the Sou th, the Cilifomla-bascd White 
Aryan Resistance and the Aryan Nations, headquartered m Jtiaha 
The mo« obvious sign of the group's hi^ier profile b the growing 1st of 
criminal acu committed by Hs follower* The group has a national pnson-based 
‘Tjfotheihood** of about 160, many of whom are doing time for racially mod* 
vated tnrocs, according to Klanwateh COTC member* have been linked to ter¬ 
rorist conspiracies and vblcnce^-induding murder—against minorities both tn 
the United States and abrerai 

Last July, a Florida jury convicted George Loeb, a COTC minister, of raur- 
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Gulf War Loeb, who doe* not hide his haired for blacks, shot MamficW *w 
parking-lot altercation. And at least five of the COTCi C^udian xnori^L * 
been arrested on charge* ranging from kidnaping to assault forqtnxtjH ^ 
immigrants, anti-racists and rival white suprematist*. ^ 

In July of this year, one of three skinhead* suspected of firebomb^ v 
NAACP office In Tacoma, Wash * confessed that he was a COTCm^ 
or area organizer The heavily armed trio planned io carry out * un** 
attack* on Jewish buildings and black rap start. Also in July, two o*. * 

County resident* associated with the COTC—Gere my von Rxnteua * 
and hi* then-girl fnend Jill Mane Scarborough—were lire tied on 
charge* in conjunction with a federal undercover itlng A* pan of 
ail on, Joe Allen, working on behalf of the FBI, had infiltrated th(Q^ 
of die Creator 

Ironically, the COTC* emergence as a big-lea^ue player in global mg. 

des coincide* withpotenibJIy (df-dainin* 
growing pain* The group hai ton n> 
broiled in leadership struggle* and Ike* k 
nancial uncertainty a* well as the momu^ 
scrutiny of federal law-enforccmcnt ofTcsSh 
and hate-group watchdog*. 

Just who are the follower that wunhoi 
the Church of the Creator and whyaivtf*, 
preparing for a racial holy war* And 
the COTC have die staying power of i«tr 
an racist groups like the Klan andVYtutcJU- 
yan Resistance* Or will the werid'iw* 
white-power religion become t victim of* 
own success? 

JEREMIAH (JEREMY) KNESALOF AITUTV 
Wash , ha* a long juvenile record wuhsr*. 
iic bent Knesal, 19 and awaiting sentoxvy 
in a Northern California pnson t* a men 
COTC convert who took it* prophecy rfa 
racial holy war very much to heart. 1 nfm. 
he tried to start one. But after hu udr tip to 
a j C. Penney uore in a failed it tempi t* 
steal jeans, T-shirt* and underwear, the me 
war that was Just beginning was all over 
It was a summer day in Salmas, a vraSbro 
community south of San Franoico, and Kne 
sal got busted for shoplifting A rouune petite 
search of Knesal'i car turned that dimeidee- 
en arrest into a large-scale inve*ugatioo i* 
vdving she Eft I, the U S Attomey'i Office 
and the Bureau of Alcohol,Tobacco and Fie> 
arm* Inaade hi* 1987 green Volvo w m dure 
meul pipe bomba, four loaded nflet, arroro- 
ration, roast literature, nuL [ary-styk doting 
and wig*. The car also coo tamed a ccrafar 
from the Church of the Creator Kraral ** 
"a member In good standing " 

It didn't take long for Knesal to spill the beans. He told an FBI agm, who m* 
Knesal was *\oy proud" to be a GOTO reverend and state efirfftor, that beW 
bombed the NAACP budding in Tacoma a week earWr He alio adrruticd 
^ting a Seattle gay bar, according to FBI Agent John 2cm, where an eupioM 
had occurred a few days later* (No SScwas hurt in tither blast) Gxm dooi* 
mentj reveal that Knesal, along with two ether white supremacy!* not conretv 
ed to the COTC intended to turn a race war in a battleground Tangtng fra® 
Oregon to the 0,5 -Canadian border. The trio planned to murder bbd rap 
artists Ice-Tand Ice Cube and to bomb fynagpgues and military uutaHauora. 

Knesal inJtcbed on Wayne Wooten, 18, also of Auburn, who along with Jere¬ 
my w» arrested on explosive* and fireanm charges in Salinas (they have not )*i 
been charged m the Washington crimes), and he implicated a third man—d* 
alleged ringleader, ex-convKt Mark Kowaahki, 24, who was taier racked up ia 
Seattle In October, Kowaalskt pleaded guilty to the Tacoma NAACP bombmg 
On Dec 1, Woolen pleaded guilty to one felony count and Knesal to four 
counts. Knesal face* a maximum sentence of 35 year* in prison and more tta 
$1 million in fine*. 

When he was airested, Knesal perfectly fit the profile of a recent COTC re¬ 
cruit. He favored the skinhead look, shaved head. Doc Marten* boot* and noi 
tattoo*, which, according to Zcnt, "cover his body from the neck on down to Ns 
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iher, Gordon Kncul, dnmbe. him a»a “greai k»d" -ho al-ayt uwted Cor- 
DO't Dane*. Adrian# Ploaluga. a Utina. with kindn«» and «*{*«■ »e » 
nrf «, har mom d»n he -omW Ihten » me." «l^ d *'*S2*»*S5 
-lidtnL "I adorn the lid," chimes in WtoJuga, -ho hat two children of her 
«n. "When I tall -iih him (from prison] he tellt me he mUse* me and the 
d* to much and he doran't ttop crying." Knetal 

oae—rcfaifonshipi wfth minoriue*. hb mother remarried an African Amer- 
an man -ith whom Jemmy went fishing and hunting. One of hu best fnendt 
at another African American who taught him ho- to be a co-boy. ^ 

Cordon Knetal. who got custody of hit ton Jeremy at age 2, has Manned for 
raMn for his child's behavior. He say* die only motivation the teenager 

,ght have for hating people of color was that he was beat* 

1 up by several black men white sJateboarding a few yean 
•o But Jeremy’s racist indirutiora were not tolerated at 
ime, says hh father, who reprimanded him On several 
-cations. “I tried everything " tay* Cordon, hit voice 
.unrfing both weary and rad, "I couldn’t get through." 

The OOTC It especially attractive to young people like 
oesai, ex pens ray, because the group’s dogma offers a 
-a**, for their failure*. "We see a lot orkidi In tchoob 
•mine people can’t get job*, they’re worried about 
vne, unlimited numbers of immigrant*, this gives cause 
> a lot of people," rayt Klanwateh’t Welch “And •©me¬ 
te islttteiung I dunk white Americans do feel left out." 

Today's racist organizations am often leu structured 
id more decentralized than traditional hate groups, 
ow. the elder statesmen of hate provide a basic frame- 
ori of beliefs for a younger gene ration of racists, -ho ait 
ring encouraged to start a worldwide white revolution on 
«lr own. Jeremy Knesal may have felt like a mover and 
laker within the COTC, but he had only been a member 
,r about two months and he was unknown to McCarty 

ywig his proved^ be a rawy strategy of the OOTC- "It’s 
irdioect a lot of old-line Kbnsmcn to Itandout newspapers, but you can get 
aether four or live skinheads, and they'll put out 2,000 pieces or literature m 
neighborhood," says KJanwjudi chief investigator Joe Roy Teen-agers ane 
m> effective at fulfilling racum's ultimate goals A* COTC founder Ben Wa* 
a wrote in 19B8. the movement wants to gel "rid of Jews and nonwhite 
•era through “murder, treachery, lying, deceit, mass killing, whatever «takes 
, win." Unlike seasoned ha lemon gen, skinheads are impatient for change. 
KxU get frustrated, they don’t want to wait, they are hands-on people, Roy 

The COTCTs largest "hands on" youth followings have been in Milwaukee 
vdToronto At its peak last year, the Milwaukee chapter had about 80 active 
*n&crt and an aggressive leader, Mark Wilson (also known as Rev. Brandon 
■'Rourfce—many OOTC devours use pseudonyms In an attempt to foil po - 
-A Several of Wilson's followers arc White Bercu, members of the COTC* 
-airiiy forces. According to McCarty, the White Bercu are an "dtw <«* 
ho “protea {OOTC] members and their property from harm- Asked 
hether die White Bercu arc armed, he laughs and responds. Inwaya The 
OTC contingent in Milwaukee has run a “-lute survivor hot line and hosted 
vxneas supporters at paramilitary training courses that feature picture* of 
tacks and Jew* as targets, according to a British informant. Hate-group monl- 
>n dso suspect that the chapter runs guns from Wisconsin across the Canada 
i border * 

The Canadian group, about TOO strong* h led by George By nil, who caHi 
tfrwdf thcRcv. Enc Hawthorne, a 25-ycar-oJd bodybuflder and college drop- 
ut w*th a penchant for quoting Nietzsche- In a icfepliooe interview, Burdj 
iva concern over immigration, raulticuhuralbm* unemployment and the eftfl* 
xmm air aD wrong drawing cards, "Then'* a tremendous ynouni of wp- 
oiT for the COTC message. sayt Burdi, adding that he * looking for ahigh- 
'quality of person that 1 ! talented, educated, middle-and upper-dau who [tij 
# concerned about what's going on as wcare," 

The ipmt of OOTC yoofr a apparent in the music of Canada i RAHOWA 
irmawiih Ma) rods band Burch* iu lead linger* believe* that lu* music b 
awful propaganda for the '90i-The popular group** recordingst art w- 
ased on hh Resistance Record label, which sells “pure racialist rock. (To 
odge Canada** Uriel anu4aie laws* the mail-order company ii based in De- 
ou.) In an interview for a went MTV ipedal on hate rock, Burdi sad that 


muik b “the best way to reach youth. *. [with]*, .our political ideas." On the 
program, Burdi b seen Ini reducing band* at a Toronto dub packed with over- 
amped skinhead* bouncing ofT one another When RAHOWA’* turn corner 
he began* to belt out a song over the din of the raucous crowd It ha* a familiar 
tune. To a reworked version of the I960* Nancy Sfoauahit* “These Boot* Are 
Made for Walkin’." Burdi shout* 

These toots mt made fir stampin ; 

And that) t jutf what they'll dk 
One of these days that boots arv gurou 
Stomp aUpuerJeua. 

TO LEARN ABOUT THE ROOTS OF THE CHURCH OF THE CREATOR, ONE HAS 
to travel to western North Carolina, to the tiny rural town of Otto* just thy of 
the Georgia border* It** a pretty place, dotted with wildflowen and surround¬ 
ed by rollingruth. The community, too small to be Incor- 
porated a* a dly* consist* of a couple of gas stations, a few 
craft shops, a bome^tyte restaurant, post office* flea map- 
Itet and country music hall. 

For more than a decade. It was also the home of Bco 
Klassen, founder and driving force behind the Church of 
the Creator Klasscn* who first registered the COTC in 
HftS In Lighthouse Point, FU * moved to Otto perma¬ 
nently in 1982 There* on his 22-acre property* he built m 
house of worship, an oddly shaped tnree-story church, 
complete wnh the COTC* white-power insignia. He also 
built a small warehouse, for itockpJmg the group 1 * exten¬ 
sive array of publications, and a ImlcHiKd school for gifted 
(white) boys. 

According to townsfolk, Klaisen was intelligent* p*uk> 
ftophied and quiet, a polite man who kept to himself He 
lived with hit wife and daughter m a large but simple 
A-frame home overlooking his church* in a secluded sub- 
development whose entrance bears the sign PRIVATE 

Road* property Owners Only. Ng^trespassing 

But if KJassen wasn't active in Otto* hu ideas were wefl 
known around town M I got along with Ben ^ust fine Now, 
I sure didn't gel along wnh hi* beliefs, but ffigured he had a nght to them,* 
says J J Ayers, a Klassen neighbor just back from Sunday service at the local 
Bapusi church. “He’d get all stirred up about the tv~*-n and the Jews—he 
hated them And he made that pretty dear/ 1 adds the 79-year-old farmer. The 
community left him to hi* own devke*. A* one longtime resident of this dry 
Bible Belt county explained, “Our pastor told us jtut to sit *uU and Dot do 
anything and let Cod take care of II* 

Ben Kiaiscn was bom In Ukraine to German-speaking Mennonite parents. 
His family, described in hi* books a* “early victims of Jewish Communism," 
t/ved briefly in Mexico and then moved to Canada, where he earned a degree 
In electrical engineering and a bachelor of am In 1945* Klauen settled in 
the United States and became a citizen three yean bter He had a varied 
careen He was a farmer* a schoolteacher, a nickel miner, an engineer* a real¬ 
tor and a Republican state assemblyman in Florida for a short time Klasscn 
was alto the inventor of one of the firet electric can openers and, in later bfe, 
m accomplished oil painter (Speculation over where EUasscn’i money wat 
made—he admitted pouring a small fortune Into the COTC—U divided be¬ 
tween the can opener and real estate) But Klassen’i greatest achievement* he 
believed, was creating a religion for the white race* a group he dubbed "Na¬ 
ture** Finest" 

Disillusioned by the ultraconservative John Birch Society, to which he be¬ 
longed during the I960** and fed up with party politic* after working on the 
1968 presidential campaign of George Wallace** American Independent 
Party, Klas&en developed hb own ideology In 1938, when he was 20, be had 
borrowed "Mein Kampf 1 from the library. *The book, * • was to Influence ray 
life more than any oilier," he wrote taier It took another 30 yean, but it waft tf 
Otis young age that "the vague outlines" for hk "full-fledged racial religion for 
the White Volk” began to take shape. That rd igfon would become Creativity: a 
creed that maintains that one** race is one 1 * religion. 

“It b hard to tell at this point in history whether the iv—or the Mexicans, 
or the Cubans, or the Haitians are the biggest threat to the White Race in 
America," wrote Klassen in ajuly, 1990. issue of Racial Loyalty *The point b 
they all sure, a* are the * * other mud races who are starving in their own couiw 
tries and want to get on the backs of the White Man's generous subsidy*" 

Klassen was not* by most accounts* a charismatic leader. In public appear¬ 
ances* he favored a bolo oe with the COTC* emblem and a painted-on Hiller* 
style mustache. But he was a prolific wnter During hu 20 years a* bead of the 




3 , - 


1 


- I 

OC7TC. he pumped om racist 
propaganda tx i prodigious 
rale—more than J 5 books, in¬ 
cluding the organization's 
three sacred teas; 'The White 
Man’s Bible,* “Nature's Ete^ 
ml Rebgion" and "SaJubrioui 
living, i guide to healthy 
habits for white warriors that 
he co-authored Klaisen also 
wrote many of the diatribes in 
Rarial Loyalty, signing off with 
Tor a Whiter and Brighter 
WorH Creatively Youtl" 

Though Klauen didn't 
know ft mi the time, hit writing 
would later portion the * lightner says it was not 
COTC® a frontrunner in the moral outrage # that motivated 
new world order of racism. him to pursue* the matter ft 
Some of his boob are consul was his compulsion to follow 
emf rUsare In today's white- the lav codes to die letter The 
power movement, and Racial county spent about $15,000 
Loyalty Is regarded as "gpod" on the case; for the yean that 
hate literature both In the Klaucn new paid taxes ft lost 
United States and abroad, $20,000 to $30,000 in reve- 
wherc such publications are nuc Pnom Lightner'i pcrspec* 
hard to come by; in Germany the, the battle was worth U. 
and Canada, for example, ft k *Tl*i not right for legitimate 
fflegaJ The paper has features churches, who help the com* 
like “Cupid 1 ! Comer/' a muruty, to be rated the same as 
matchmaking service for find* this type of organization," he 
ing the nght—white—male; aysmaiier-of-focdy. 

"White Men and Women, be At the same time the COTC 
fruitful and multiply! Thu was bung tn court, ft was w&w 
ptanethaO ounr rung on the streets Hasten 

Although KJassen datmed was be&nmg to strike a chord 
lhai his creation was a rekpon, with racm skinheads Many 
he had mixed success axivmc- skinheads allied themselves 
big government officials of with longtime racist Tom 
ste notion. In 1982, when he Meager and hb FaJIbrook- 
built ho church in Otto, the based White Aryan Resistance* 
organization was granted tax but they were growing diiittu- 
exemption "as a bona fide rioned. In the tale ‘80s, Metz- 
nonprofit religious organize ger was embroiled in a lawsuit 
lion" from the North Carolina that revealed he had spent 
Department of Revenue—a their contributions on such 
"fact" Kh&ert died repealed- personal items as a hairpiece; 
Jy What Ktaisen failed to make They were attracted to Hlas* 
public, however, was that the sen's philosophy and his enw 
state's approval was contingent phasu on physical training for 
on i federal government rut- the race war. In H On the Brink 
big, and the 1R$ has no record of a Bloody Racial War," pub* 
of an exemption. fished this year, Ktassen lm- 

Bul for about seven yean, pJorea "the younger genera- 
JQasseniOtio property did erw tion" to **pumie our goal with 
joy tax-exempt status, until a miUurKy, eneigy and dedtea* 
Richard Ugfuner became the tion that wSI drive our copgcn- 
Macon County assessor. In |£al enemies into c6trv»a" 
1987, Ltghtner started an ftv Ktassen was also looking for 
vestigatiarx which concluded to a worthy successor TomMca- 
1989 that the Oiundi of the ger says Klassen repeatedly 
Creator was not, In fact, a courted ham to take use reins, 
ehunh at afl. "Ihn k not a reC- but he dedined because There 
0oo, thn b a poos], political or- were tome problems. It's a 
pjiization," says Ughtner,who church to start with, and I 
noted that the chureh grounds wouldn't want to be allied with 
were not kept up. that there a church." Klassen then made 
was no pubuc notice of meet- several missteps in choosing 
ing> and that the COTC was a the next Ponufex Maximus, 
membenltjp organization. Fust, there was the announce* 
In a bar tie that dragged on mem that Rudy (Butch) Stan- 
ftr four years, the county finak ko, a Griorado-based felon, 
Jy succeeded in revoking Klas- had been chosen. Stanktv who 


pen's Ux^sem]^PBpeny so¬ 
lus in November, 1991* 
KJasen had invoked freedom 
of speech and religion in hb 
opposition to the inquiry. "We 
contend that the persecution 
of our reftgjon. Creativity, and 
our duireh, the Church of the 
Ortamr, b nothing more, nor 
b ft anything tea, than a malev¬ 
olent, malicious witch hun t* an 
Inquisition reminiscent of the 
Dark Ages," Klassen wrote to 
1990. In an amxdimaik end* 
big, he failed to appear in 


had been convicted of selling 
tabued meat to Khooh, want¬ 
ed to relocate the COTC to 
the Rocky Mountains* but 
Kbsscn opposed the move. So 
Stanko declined the offer. 
Then there was discussion m 
May last year that COTC Rev. 
Charles AJtvater, a Baltimore 
plzzaddrvery man, would take 
oven But Klassen again 
changed his mind Thai deci¬ 
sion proved perhaps a wise 
one* Six month* hler, Ahvater 
landed in jauJ for attempting to 
bomb a police officer's home. 

In June hst year, the COTC 
did move*—briefly^-io Mil¬ 
waukee and was kd by Mark 
Wilson. Wilson, who served a 
Fontifex Maximus for about 
six months, was likely reward¬ 
ed for hii efforts to recruiting 
dozens of newcomers to the 
GOTO. But Klassen, who was 
supposed to have retired upon 
Wilson's appointment, was still 
calling the shots For reasons 
that remain unclear, Klassen 
apparently became disillu¬ 
sioned with Wilson, and the 
25-ytar-ofd did not hu long as 
the COTC high priest 

Then* out of the blue thtt 
January, Klassen selected an 
unknown* Rick McCarty, 
McCarty say* he teamed about 
the COTC from watching 
"Ceralt^" and was intrigued 
*Td never heard of the 
Church of the Creator" re¬ 
calls McCarty, who lays he 
"wasn't really into" racism at 
that ume, "But I've always 
been interested in religions, 
and with my background in 
psychology, 1 thought, hey, 
isn't ihat perfect?" 

On his way back from a 
business tnp to Onriotte last 
October, McCarty called on 
KlaiserL The by-tten belea¬ 
guered leader lamented his kb 
ability to find a replacement, 
and McCarty says he cheered 
up Klassen with his ideas for 
ensuring the group's econom¬ 
ic security. Not long after char, 
McCarty got the nod 

Along with the GOTCs 
problems, Klassen feeed per- 4 
tonal difficulties in 1992. Hi* 
wife of many decades died af¬ 
ter a Jong battle with cancer. 
In July, he sold most of his 
compound, Including the 
church and school, soa former 
leader of the American Nari 
Panv Although the Otto 
headquarters had never been a 
hoe of activity, he firmly be¬ 
lieved he had "succeeded in 


spreading... mir creed and 
program K» it*** of tie r*iaJ1y 
coreoous groups all over die 
world and our creed h now 
well routed" as he wrote upon 
hb retirement 
During tins past summer, 
die 75-yGir-oW KUvcn began 
work on Iih final pnjjctx He 
had regMcred a pun of lm re¬ 
maining land fix* a burial plot 
and was seen dealing it He 
went mto town to arrange for 
his gravestone, and on his 
property lie burned shredded 
document* and look u tiicr 
files to a landfill On Aug. 7, 
Klawi quietly committed ru- -- 
ddc His daughter, wlx> lud - 
been vwtingiicr fatiicr, discov¬ 
ered dial lx; luid taken an 
ovcrdiMe of sleeping pilk A 
suiodc note—rxx made pub¬ 
lic—referred to a dupicr In 
"Tftc White Mont Bible," In 
die bait, Khsxn wrote* "Sub 
cidc ffe] not didxmorablc. 

UVe the andent Rtnnam we 
bebeve tiui under certain or- 
aimsunna Aiudc h m lxx> 
crabte way to die, ratiicr dun 





ft* on h shame, humSIaikm 
oroptivity," 

Spcculsikm vummmfing 
hh vuiadc Itz* twcffed in re- 
cent ifWMicJo, Some say Khu- 
sen feared a lawsuit because 
of like wave of violent crimes 
by CCrrC members. Others 
toy he was despondent over 
his wife's death StO! odicn 
contend that it was a simple 
matter Gfiih life's work hong 
dm,- *■ 

Xhwen would no drmbe be 
pined that his meticulous 
planninghas resulted man bn- 
prtsk memorial On a fall 
day in Ouu, fib former prop* 
rriy —a titik* shabby fmm neg¬ 
lect— k ringed by fl>e rtdv 
burnt oranges and golden 
hues that mark tire dunging 
of the seasons- Tucked be¬ 
tween the dturdi and Kfcu- 
sen's home h a thin strip of 
gross—freshly mowed—dial 
leads u> his grave A large, gray 
tombuone bean die Church 
of the Oncaior's Insignia, and 
beneath two carved roves 
bracketing Klaitcns name, 
and the years J9IB-I993, is' 
the inscripijcm. Hh OAVfcTHR 
WHm FH>fLi Of THK 
VAWJJAHJWUttULIUiaAi, 
RttiUON 1» THEIR OWN. 

tN A MARCH ATPMitANCK 
on a "Sally Jessy Raphael” 
dww about wtuK-ctdlar rotisu. 
Dr, Rrtk McCarty, he pre¬ 
fers to be Inown, had a land 
time getting a hwJot between 
ft tocher and an attorney Stiff, 
he node a vJiant efTim ui c*- 
pause die anxrs prim «f 
view, ^liV tin* dot die wtuu? 
race thmJb about tlicmschem 
mubfoe% promotes Cictr own 
mtorcai/* he tud "We dun*! 
3tc about die colored races. 
We jusi want to gel rid of 
them." McCarty says lie sebes 
rveiy uppunumy to appear 
30 obfcxd talk Whcwi, Exit only 
f he b paid for his lime, 
Tlicre'i gut to be sraimlung 
n It fir uv" Ik txy* bhimJy. 

McCany now the COTC 
hji of a small office in Nice- 
ilk; Ffct, an unlikely name for 
i town dot's world headquar^ 
era of a white-power offganfa» 
ioru Som in Germany while 
us fcshcr was stationed in the 
Vrray there, he say* he went to 
ugh school in NiteviDe, near 
hemSSufy town of Pensaarix 
McCany also says he is di- 
oceed and diBdfea, but he Is 
dually separated from his 
hinf wife and has three dirt- 
Ixatp according to sources 


who requeued anonymity Bo 
fore Iris recent mum to Nico 
viHc, McCarty lived in farming- 
ham, Ala,, wlicre a lawsuit* 
btcrdisnikscd, accused liim of 
fraud HesayUKcarmalrvlng 
now by operating Ills own 
managemimt-eorauliam busk 
tract and by conducting 
group'dicrapy tctdniM Bui 
one sourer says Iris statement! 
should be tetat with a grain of 
elL He's “sneaky; lie wouldn't 
really tcO you wlicre lie worked 
Or what Ik dad" 

Most locals didn't know dtat 
McCarty had moved the 
COtTT to Niccvillc until July, 
when he was arrested on a 
drunk-driving charge follow¬ 
ing a OOTC badiand alter die 
organization made national 
news following die federal bust 
of l*» Angeles vkinlicadu 11 k 
OOTC has no place of wordifp 
fra Nioevilfe, but tlwre are two 
large warehouses dial lurid 
thousands of dollars* worth of 
merd aridLSC^—t* inks T-durts, 
rtiekrix and tidier pompherna- 
la tfat die Cent: sell* A small 
core of Wlnie Retell Jundies 
security and helps with OTIC 
mailings, MtCunyiwys 
It's dear tliat during his 
<hon tenure McCarty ha* tried 
to bring some structure to a 
loose-knit organUatxm He a 
checking <X>TC records (tak¬ 
ing sure members lave paid 
their 130 "donation" and a 
$25 annual subscription to Ra¬ 
cial 1 jfjyalty, Twenty yesux ago 
m a small religious movement 
just waning out we lad more 
money coming in (lien [uc] 
going out Today we luve be¬ 
come *> huge dial our outgt> 
ing postage alone, would red 
[sic] a mofl country," reads a 
letter from McCarty to GOTC 
members, asking ihcm to pay 
thefr fair dart, Wtdmut Kkaa- 
sen's money, he says* tire 
group h (using about $4,000 a 
month McCarty claims to 
draw no salary and adds dm 
the GOTO "brings in" only 
about $24,000 a year 
In die course of a more tf lan 
tw-lxiur interview, it becomes 
apparent that tftss Tonufex 
Maximus is far from being a 
Bre-breadalng racist At one 
point, McCarty confesses lac 
doesn't Jove ^ good, solid an¬ 
swer" for why he even Scads 
die orgaru/auofL "Since Tm 
the lacaii of die group, I tike 
the party line, so I would am- 
tidcr myself a racUu^ wys 
McCarty unconvincingly His 
bwkey attitude, Ik iayi, menu 


Bom the fact lhai lie h “tad 
of tmubted" Tnim die wlatc- 
mpretmau wirtd of many of 
ihc COTCi meniben, “Mtwi 
of die people 1 deal witli on a 
dayto-day Icvd*" tie says, *>o 
think more In icnrn of wIktc 
we're going to gn!f, vAm ie»- 
taurant we get to cat at, w!x me 
boat Is working, tilings like 
that" 

McCarty concedes that 
dicie b “pmbably a kit of vk> 
fence" width die group, dm 
many of m members own 
and otlicr weapons and dm 
some could be dangerous 
"Tlicy're not a majority,” he 
says. And, Tlaey have their 
limes wlicn Uwy’re nice to 
have around, of course/* 
Pressed on whether the 
COTCs rfictoric encourages 
violence among the young, 
McCarty replies witli a lauglk 
"Saying yes to a ojestkm like 
that would probably get you 
sued bier on So l*d lave to 
answer no to dot" 

McCarty's main motivation 
seems to be to turn die OOTC 
into a thriving venture He un¬ 
derstands die importance or 
continuing KLuserTi propa¬ 
ganda pudw Of Kaevrt I royalty, 
be nya, *TIic publication is 
really key Hat's really what 
keeps u* alive M But lie also 
wants to expand Jl He secs a 
way to swdi Ok fXTTTT* mem- 
herdtip by urgeung an uppen 
tnamic autfccixc witJi a toned' 
down version i*f Ok paper, 

McCarty laa* trademarked 
the CXyTCTt name, emblem 
and rallying cry, RAHOWA 
He call! Ok COTC* symlxiU 
powerful marketing tools dm 
must be projected Recently, 
he cottoned onto a lucrative 
new moneymaker* "1 did some 
cape cassettes. Basically, all I 
did was ukc a diapccr out of 
KtauetVs bixiki and read it ora 
the tape and sold it for 10 
bucks, 1 * Ik says triumplontiy 
"Kids Jove Oat stuff" 

And Mtfarty believes n iIk 
marketing credo dial diere k 
no such tiling as bad PK As 
was the ease En July wlicn for¬ 
mer GOTO member Von 
Rincman, llae 22-year-old 
from Merton, was arrested 
witli Jus girlfriend for iilogally 
idling a shotgun. TIk invcsti- 
gaLion dial nabbed diem also 
uncovered a separate dinJtcad 
to fell Rodney King and to 
b iIk Kim African Medi- 
odist Episcopal Oiurdi To 
McCarty, die attention wai a 
real coup* He even claims to 


be unconcerned that he 
backed Joe Allen, considered a 
ttar recruiter but actually an 
FBI infiltrator in the opera- 

Tsffl? 

M Whai happened an Los An¬ 
geles Is the best thing lhal 
could have happened to us," 
McCarty nyi, *'Wc got a mo¬ 
tion dollar* worth of advertis¬ 
ing for free l thought it was 
exedfent" 

Thu relative newcomer to 
the raebt movement hat al¬ 
ready found a role model He 
admires die financial adueve- 
menis of White Aryan Resis¬ 
tance^ Meiagrr and hopes to 
emulate it "T personally think 
Metzger runs probably the 
most successful raoal orga/tf- 
zunotx in the worid," Mc&ny 
oy* "He probably tops It off 
jotnewbere around 150 thou a 
year, which u really about whai 
you need to run one of these 
dungs," Metzger reserves kind, 
tf cauuous, worth for ha new 
colleague McCany "is well 
meaning and may pull it off/ 
Metzger sayv "Time wdl idJ tf 
hc*i the man for the job/ 

JOE ROV AND DANNV 
Welch, (Qanwatch tnvrtdga- 
ton, are two fomier Mont¬ 
gomery, AhL, cops who drca 
in the same casual manner— 
Jeans and sneaker*—and an¬ 
swer questions In an almost 
identical way Roy, who wean 
small round glasses, bo his 
jolt-and-pepper hair back Into 
ft liny ponytail, a most un-Ab- 
bama'ltke fashion statement. 
Welch b w{ry and raspy- 
woked—the result, he says, of 
talking too much The two 
work out of ihc Southern Pov¬ 
erty Law Center*! modem of¬ 
fices m downtown Momgum- 
cry. On any gjven day, 
busloads of school children 
congregate around die taw 
cenier*i granite memona), 
dedicated to avrt-nght! actrv- 
up killed between 1955 ami 
1968, the last entry h for Dr, 
Mania Luther King Jr 
Inside the building, banker 1 1 
boxes filled with file* on the 
OOTC are piling up, Roy am! 
Wefch are keeping a db*e eye 
on (he Omnth of die Creator, 
The taw center, known for ti* 
novel civil court challenges 
kgainst White supremacisa, su> 
nounccd in Au^iu that iibin- 
vestlga ting the COTC to deter¬ 
mine whether there k a case to 
be made for a federal lawsuit 
against the group 




KianwagH and the tew cay 
kcejrubs on hate group* 
lie the OOTC wuh the hope 
ofonedaypgtttogthcniareof 

buuncu In recent yean* the 
center ha* had some ween 

with an mvmow tegal maiegy. 

They go after the hate theo- 
mo Tor the notem act* of the 
fofWn. Uttog that lade, In 
1987 the group sued, and 
eventually succeeded in breai> 
tog up, one of the brgesi Kw 
KJux Klan chapter in the 
South, In 1990. the center 
wen aflS^eiJtejojudrn"* 

against Meager and ha group 
Whhe Aryan Resistance to a 
case involving skinheads to 
Portland, Ore., who beat in 
tteuh an Eihjnpean ttudeni 
For now, the law center a 
raum about its exact ptos foe 
a bwsuh agtfnst the COTC. 
Their tovtu%auon f Roy and 
Wekh w® icD you tn typtoafly 
u^n^pped copspeak, is con¬ 
tinuing and nay lake as tongas 
three yean to complete. But 

tpciK^ihetiitietog^Te^ 

ety ihred of evidence m enpoi^ 
cam, Roy says, because ’’(hoe [ 
»ik* are very diffioihui win." | 
KbnwaidVs approach, how- 
ever, has its deoaaon. Other 
hue-group monitors, such as * 


Lo^^Ros* of the Atlanta- 
b^Bbmcr for Democratic 
Renewal, wonder aloud 
whether dv9 suits are really the 
bes way to rid a community of 
haicn. Metzger, for example, 
Is still running hate hot lines, 
publishing a monthly paper 
and producing his own cable 
TV program, “Race and Rea¬ 
son,” which sin in $2 market*. 
But with his last appeal having 
been denied in November, 
Roy says, tOanwaidi intends to 
-pros* him ton court," collect 
on the judgment and put a tig- 
nifieant dem tn hi* business* 
Still, the investigator* are wdj 
aware of the Inrun of lawsuits, 
**Wc Sc suits because h is a de¬ 
terrent," Wekh says, k's true, 
he concedesy “the fanatic* we 
dont gee" But juju are none¬ 
theless worthwhile, because 
"for every one of these guy** 
we get five or ax that quit" 
Pressure on (he OOTC h al¬ 
so coming from law-enforce¬ 
ment agencies. Ttw long list of 
COTC-rebted arrest* has hit 
some of the group's VIP* 
Canada 1 * George Burdi, for 
example, bat two court dates 
scheduled for next May, One 
concerns an attack against an 
ant> naan following b RAHO- 
WA concert, the other b relat¬ 
ed to a fig} it he had with three 
Middle Eitem immigrant! In 
Milwaukee, a handful of the 
vaunted While Beret* have 
been arrested on weapons 
charge* Pending court data 
sue having a chilling Impact on 
individual chapter*, which are 
often held together only by a 
thm leadership thread 
Kiassen** suicide, too, may 
have hurt the GOTC* chance* 
for survival, and not just be¬ 
cause the founder'* free flow 
of money has dried up. 
McCarty - ! emphasis on busi¬ 
ness over real appear* to be 
creating internal conflicts, 
Klanwaich reporu, for exam- 
ft*. that caAy this year dis¬ 
gruntled Milwaukee member* 
were plotting against the new 
leader when he paid a visit 
north (The plan was thwarted 
by the weapons arrests,) All of 
dii b good news to Wekh and 
Roy. "If there*! one thing that 
wcVe learned," Wekh »ys, k 
b that M if there’s no leader¬ 
ship—and to this field McCar¬ 
ty Is untested—It will kill the 
movement- Leadership b ev- 


StiD, few are content to wait 
and see whether (he Church of 
the Creator wfll ictf-destruct 


The case for vigilance 
hatemongert like the 
was made dear by the law-cen¬ 
ter founder. Mom* Dees, in 
an op-ed piece he wrote for 
the New York Times. "Until 
recently, skinhead violence was 
random and impulsive, mostly 
erect crime targeting the near¬ 
est minority person, But their 
tote mat ionil counterparts 
have waged terrorist cam¬ 
paigns against immigrant* and 
other minorities for two 
yean," wrote Decs, to a refer¬ 
ence to widespread nco*Naza 
violence to reunified Germany. 
"It may only be i matter of 
time before another race war 
scheme is hatched by Ameri¬ 
can white supremaebu." 

NO MATTER WHATS DONE 
to an effort to itop radu or¬ 
ganizations—whether U*s 
community pressure, jad time 
or rivd suits—die Ideas prom¬ 
ulgated by groups such as the 
Church of die Creator never 
go away McCarty b banking 
on that fed. 

The businessman says he 
bn't worried about rumors 
that unhappy church mem- 
ben would like to see him 
ousted He has seen to It that 
his fnendi have been elected 
to the OQXCi board of direc¬ 
tor* and tty* he can’t be over¬ 
thrown because he heads the 
corporation He also syi he m 
security consooui but Ha* 
found that "the best defense n 
no defense at all” 

From McCarty's perspec¬ 
tive, time fe on to* side More 
white Americans are bcoomtog 
interested In his group, he 
says, because of the countr/t 
flagging economy. Increasing 
crime and concern over tonre- 
grad on When times are 
tough, mtooHik* are often 
blamed for soocty'i HU, The 
COTC welcomes disenfran¬ 
chised white* with open atim. 

As a true believer in the 
wonders of the marketplace, if 
nothing ehe. McCarty say* he 
sees a future to capitalizing on 
Klassert'i death. "You know, 
most religions don't get off the 
ground until their founder 
diet," he tay*. *That*» been 
when they really take off 1 see 
the GOTC as a religion that’s 
not quite (here yet It need* a 
soul But a lot of times a 
founder of a religion kavts an 
open window when they die. 
You can make mythical heroes 
out of them when tliey're 
gone. mb 



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associate-publisher's investment was to pay for the initial 
inventory, display racks, program set up costs, and training. 
None of the above investors ever received anything in return 


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196B-JK-39911 


On 4/28/94,| | COLUMBUS 

POLICE DEPARTMENT, Collmous, Mississippi, advised that he 
visited CAP offices at which time he observed a young girl 
sitting at a card table in an otherwise vacant office. Thor 
was a telephone and a receipt book on t.hp, n ard table, 
said he subsequently contacted ! l at COLUMBUS 

NATIONAL BANK and was informed that CAP'S account was opened 
with a $100 deposit and the only other deposit was the money 


i oney 

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On 5/9/94, 






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196B-JK-39911 




1. Will 

POLICE DEPARTMENT, 


contact ; I COLUMBUS 

concerning ms investigation of CAP. 


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4. Will contact landlord of CAP office to 
determine rental arrangement, type of business, and 
principals. 


5. Will contact FIDELITY INSURANCE COMPANY, 
located next to CAP office, to ascertain observations of CAP 
business. 


6. Contact Post Office to obtain forwarding 
address for cap. 


--Zj— W i l l i nt erview| _I telephone 

number I | concerning | ^ [ which 

should include, but not be limited to the following questions; 



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1. Will contact DEPARTMENT OF STATE to obtain 
corporate information for CAP. 

2. Will contact appropriate State consumer fraud 
agencies concerning complaints received against cap. 





196B-JK-39911 


] MISSISSIPPI 


Will ntervi ^Ml_ ~"| 

telephone number |concerning his dealings with 

CAP • 


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JACKSONVILLE DIVISION 

AT FORT WALTON BEACH, FLORIDA 

Will contact NORTHWEST DAILY NEWS Classified 
Department to obtain copy of advertisement and billing 
information. 



FLORIDA 

determine rmr-rent . 

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J—- Will interviewHI 
_Ltelephone number! 


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2. Contact PANAMA CITY NEWS HERALD NEWSPAPER 
Classified Department to obtain copy of advertisement and 
billing information. 


JLORIDA 


numberP 

_It_Will interview [ 

1 concerning! * 

"ltelephone 





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2. Contact PENSACOLA NEWS JOURNAL Classified 
Department to obtain copy of advertisement and billing 
information. 






U.S, Department of Justice 



Federal Bureau of Investigation 


in Reply. PieweRefer t 0 Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53202-6627 

File No 

July 25, 1994 


CHURCH OF THE CREATOR (OOTCl 
DOMESTIC SBCURITY/TERRORISM fD3/T> 


Recent contact with a local law enforcement agency in 
the Milwaukee, Wisconsin area which Is familiar with the 
captioned group, determined that the membership in the COTC and 
activities associated with it have declined since the death of 
ben KLASSEN and a move of the COTC headquarters to Niceville, 
Florida. 


It Is known thatf 



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ACTION COMMUNICATION 


Date: 07/25/94 


TO: NATIONAL SECURITY DIVISION 

DOMESTIC TERRORISM UNIT (Enel. 3) (INFO) 

OFFICE OF LIAISON AND INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS (Enel. 1) 
(ROUTINE) 


INFORMATION RESOURCES DIVISION 

LEGAT SUPPORT GROUP, ROOM 5991 (Enel. 1) (ROUTINE) 


FROM: 



AT LONDON (Enel. 
OUTINE) 


CHARLOTTE (Enel. 1) 


JACKSONVILLE (Enel. 


MILWAUKEE (RUC) 
SQUAD 5 


2) (SEALED ENVELOPE ATTACHED) 

(ROUTINE) 

1) (ROUTINE) 



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POINT OP CONTACT: SSA I 

Alt INffORKATION COHTATNBD 

TITLE: CHURCH OF THE CREATOR (COTC); ' DATE 06-23-2004 BY (3029C AUC BCB/Ml.T/gig 

WHITE BERETS; 

FPC - GCM; 

00: LONDON 


References: Charlotte airtel and LHM, captioned as 
above, dated 7/6/94. 


Enclosures: Enclosed for National Security Division 
are the original and two copies of an LHM, captioned as 
above. Enclosed for OLIA and Information Resources 
Division is one copy each of the LHM and enclosed for 
Charlotte and Jacksonville also are one copy each of 
the LHM. Enclosed for Legat London are two copies of 
the LHM, 

REQUEST(S): The Bureau is requested to forward copies of this 
co mmunication t o r.eaat r.nndnn for possible further dissemination b7D 

to l I 

DETAILS: The local law enforcement agency referred to in the 
enclosed LHM is the Criminal Intelligence Unit, Milwaukee Police 
Department, Milwaukee, Wisconsin. 


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The Milwaukee Division concluded its investig ation o f 
jthe CQTC contemporaneously with the Charlotte Division.I I 


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BPB:11 (14) 


-Ail 2 ; 1994 ) 


UCFN: 


FBI — CHAPLOTT 



(CONTINUED) 

163C-LO-12025 


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07/25/94, Re: 163C-LO-12025 


Briefly, this group does not appear to pose a threat in 
the Milwaukee Division at this time. While the Individuals 
involved appear to hold extreme views which advocate violence and 
have access to weapons, current available information does not 
indicate the type of activity which would warrant active 
investigation at this time. Milwaukee therefore is considering 
the captioned matter RUC. 



Memorandum 



To 

SAC 

From 

sa[ 

Subject 

1 — 


SAC, CHARLOTTE (100A-0) 


D«te 11/28/94 




CHURCH OP THE CREATOR — 
DOMESTIC SECURITY INVESTIGATIONS - 
INFORMATION CONCERNING 


/'&-o:3go ; Mi-p-p 








INFORMATION COMMUNICATION 


MILWAUKEE 


MILWAUKEE (C> 
SQUAD 5 


FROM 


TITLE 


WHITE BERETS; 

DOMESTIC SECURITY/TERRORISM 
00 MILWAUKEE 


AL„ Ulil'OSMA'rlOM OOTYA1NKD 

HEPEM IS UMCLASSIfTaD 
DATE G6-23 -2a0 4 BY 60290 Allt 


acB/Mi.T/gja 


PURPOSE(S) : To set forth the results of a file review and 
analysis of captioned investigation, 

DETAILS; The White Berets was the paramilitary arm of the Church 
of the Creator (COTC), which was originally headquartered in 
Otto, North Carolina, The COTC is a self proclaimed White 
Supremacy Organization which in the past targete d prison inmate s 
and White Supremacist Skinheads for recruitment. I 1 


Milwaukee's investigation of the White Berets was 
closed on 7/7/92 due to lack of criminal activity by the group, 
moreover, no information was developed indicating this group was 
attempting to achieve political or social change through the use 
of force or violence Milwaukee is unaware of any current 
activities by former COTC members m Wisconsin / r s'! 


(CONTINUED) 


100A-CE-66174 

100-0 


UCFNi- 

OTHER FILE #S;R 


_l/ - File Copy 
1 - work Copy 
MDF mdf (6) 






{ 06 / 01 / 1995 ) 



FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION 


Precedence: ROUTINE 


Date: 06/06/1996 


To: FBIHQ 

ATLANTA 
<CHARLOTTB> 
NEW YORK 
SACRAMENTO 
SPRINGFIELD 


Attn: SA 


From: MIAMI 

F-l/JTTF. |- 

Contact: S/J 

Approved By: | | | 

Drafted By: | " ; mnd 

Case ID /: 44-0 (Pending)-Va'SA 

100-HQ-487602 {Pending)- 1 ^ 
100-HQ-488224 (Pending)- 
100A-AT-10142 (Pending) 
100A-CE-66174 (Pending)- 
100A—NV-1852 2 6 (Pendincrl-ti' 


Title: 


100-HQ-488224 (Pending)- 
100A-AT-10142 (Pending) 
100A-CE-66174 (Pending)- 
100A—NY—18522 6 (Pending)-“a 
100A-SE-68108-P2 (Pending)- "bS 
100A-MM-55775 -3*\S 
UNSUBS; 

CHURCH OF THE CREATOR, 

AUBURN, CALIFORNIA; 

CIVIL RIGHTS. 


ALL INFOflWATJQM CaNVAlttftP 
HEHFIN 13 UNCLASSIFIED 

EtATS 06-2T-2GD4 GY b029G AUC B G&/.HLS/g 


Synopsis: Telephone contact with numbers in referenced 
communication. 


Administrative: Reference Sacramento communication to FBIHQ, et 
al, dated 5/23/96. 








( 05 / 01 / 1955 ) 


FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION 


Precedence: ROUTINE 


Date: 05/23/1996 


FBI HQ 

Atlanta 

,)Znarlotte 

Miami 

New York 

Springfield 


Case id /: £44-0 (Pending) 

JpHQ-100-487602 (Pending) 

N "HQ-100-488224 (Pending) 

\ Cat- 100A-10142 (Pending) 
^lOOA-CE-66174 (Pending) 
OlOOA-NY-185226 (Pending) 
^100A-SE-68108-P2 (Pending) 

Title 


pklTRCH^OF THE CREATOR 

auburn, California; 

CIVIL RIGHTS 


ALL IHfOAffAVION CONTAINED 
HEREIN 18 UNCLASSIFIED 

PATE 06-23-20C * BY l'OSSA AUC BCE/XLT/gjg 


Synopsis: Summary of intelligence provided by the Placer County 
Sheriff's Department\ 


Enclosures: For each receiving office, two copies of six pages 
of intelligence bulletins. 

Details: Recently a Sacramento agent attended an intelligence 
briefing given by the Placer County Sheriff's Department. The 
Placer County Sheriff's Department was concerned about the 
growing influence of the Church of the Creator in Placer County 
Apparently, there was an ambitious recruitment program underway 


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To: FBI HQ From: Sacramento 
Re: 44-0, 05/24/1996 


To date, there is no evidence any individual associated 
with the Church of the Creator has committed any crime in the 
Eastern District of California. It is requested Sacramento be 

contacted fihmtld am; nf t-ho idn^l g | | 


investigation, 


*^ls | 

_Jbe subjects of any FBI 


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